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why do the channels in HD look alot better with this cable but the non-HD channels actually look worst than with a coaxial wire, anyone know?

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why do the channels in HD look alot better with this cable but the non-HD channels actually look worst than with a coaxial wire, anyone know?
explain "worse"
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explain "worse"
like out of focus
not crisp

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wtf?

That's where the user (that's you) is doing something wrong.

It shouldn't be that way. You should get a better picture with an HDMI cable than you would with coax, period. If not, something is out of whack. In most cases, the likley suspect is the user. Are you sure you have everything hooked up right and all of your inputs set correctly? Maybe a bad cable (doubtful if it works great with an HD signal).

Or it could be just a misinterpretation on your part. Perhaps the signal is clearer with the HDMI signal, but since it's an inferior (non HD) signal to begin with, you are just getting a chance to see how bad it really is. Kinda like how an ugly chick doesn't look as bad with beer goggles. When you have better vision, you get to see how ugly she really is.
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That's where the user (that's you) is doing something wrong.

It shouldn't be that way. You should get a better picture with an HDMI cable than you would with coax, period. If not, something is out of whack. In most cases, the likley suspect is the user. Are you sure you have everything hooked up right and all of your inputs set correctly? Maybe a bad cable (doubtful if it works great with an HD signal).

Or it could be just a misinterpretation on your part. Perhaps the signal is clearer with the HDMI signal, but since it's an inferior (non HD) signal to begin with, you are just getting a chance to see how bad it really is. Kinda like how an ugly chick doesn't look as bad with beer goggles. When you have better vision, you get to see how ugly she really is.

I'm 99% sure its the latter. We used to get service call requests all the time for customers with fuzzy/out of focus pictures when HD ready TV's first came out. Digital and HD channels would be clear and analog would look bad(we described it as a mosaic pattern or like you were looking through a screen door). Part of it has to do with how the program was filmed(ie non HD camera) and part of it could be how it is broadcast. An analog TV doesn't have the resolution to show all the flaws of the media.
I have seen it with component cables and HDMI cables - HDMI tends amplify the flaws even more because it has higher resolution and tighter tolerances. The analog tuner input generally is just operating at 480 and will blur the edges(so to say) and make the picture look better.
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I'm 99% sure its the latter. We used to get service call requests all the time for customers with fuzzy/out of focus pictures when HD ready TV's first came out. Digital and HD channels would be clear and analog would look bad(we described it as a mosaic pattern or like you were looking through a screen door). Part of it has to do with how the program was filmed(ie non HD camera) and part of it could be how it is broadcast. An analog TV doesn't have the resolution to show all the flaws of the media.
I have seen it with component cables and HDMI cables - HDMI tends amplify the flaws even more because it has higher resolution and tighter tolerances. The analog tuner input generally is just operating at 480 and will blur the edges(so to say) and make the picture look better.

yeah thats probably it
all the non HD channels are ugly chiks

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all the non HD channels are ugly chiks

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